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Nod commented on picture ID 194783.

Seeing something in the flesh makes all the difference. I suppose climate change plays a part in changing ranges.... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194783.

Well, I have been up close and personal with D. albineus, holding them in hand. I am confident here. Just surprised their rage has expanded so much.... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194783.

Could the eyes be a little more wolf like though.? If it is a close up of a much smaller spider I think it could be a wolf spider in the genus pirata or piratula...maybe?...compare to this little Pirata wolf spider https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/128746-Pirata-piraticus/browse_photos... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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Folkman commented on picture ID 194773.

the more I look, you’re right it is a Dark Fishing spider. Thanks!!... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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Miranda ryan commented on picture ID 194785.

Oh thank you I've never really been interested in spiders but lately we've had so many different ones in ireland kind of curious about them now ... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194763.

No recluse in California, looks to be a false wolf spider. quite harmless. Species Zoropsis spinimana - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194769.

Red backed jumping spider. Phidippus johnsoni. Species Phidippus johnsoni - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194771.

Nice find. A twin flagged jumping spider. Species Anasaitis canosa - Twinflagged Jumping Spider - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194783.

This is a white banded fishing spider. I wouldn't expect them that far north, but rages are expanding. Species Dolomedes albineus - Whitebanded Fishing Spider - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194755.

They multitask making sacs. I don't see the nipple common for Parasteatoda, so you may be correct.... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194773.

You can add it as a new picture. It isn't possible to add it to the thread. The more I look at it themore certain I am that it is a dark fishing spider..... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 194755.

The egg sac looks like Steatoda to me. Here's one of my Parasteatoda egg sac photos blob:https://spiderid.com/3d49a611-afe1-47be-b9cd-ab18c8c0cc01 They look like tan pottery. I don't know what comes first, the egg sac or the eggs, though. Maybe Parasteatoda wrap the eggs after ovipositing them.... Discussion Thread

April 16, 2024
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Folkman commented on picture ID 194773.

I thought the same but am not so sure. I have a better picture but don’t know how to add it to this thread... Discussion Thread

April 15, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194773.

I think it is a dark fishing spider Dolomedes tenebrosus https://bugguide.net/node/view/77138... Discussion Thread

April 15, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194757.

From the shape and length of the pedipalps on this spider I am going to guess that this is a crevice weaver - in the family Filistatidae https://uk.inaturalist.org/observations/15903353... Discussion Thread

April 15, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194765.

I think this is a Nursery Web Spider Pisaura mirabilis https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/nursery-web-spider... Discussion Thread

April 15, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194753.

A ground spider. Maybe zelotes genus. Genus Zelotes - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 15, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194759.

Triangulate cobweb spider. Possibly male. Quite harmless, good to have around. Species Steatoda triangulosa - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 15, 2024
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MoeTrashPanda commented on picture ID 194569.

Cute! Maybe a Pantropical Jumping Spider (Plexippus Paykulli)?... Discussion Thread

April 15, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 194682.

@christianbale13 is it a screenshot? I don't want to file it to the Texas sightings if it isn't a photo taken in Texas. Please let me know if you saw the animal and took the photo. It's okay if it's a screenshot, we don't mind answering questions.... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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LoveShires commented on picture ID 194733.

Thank you so much I feel much better since they are all over my barn.... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194731.

One of your local boys, a giant house spider.... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194737.

Can't see too clearly, Looks to be one of the wall spiders, Oecobiidae family.... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194739.

Notice the patterns on the abdomen, this is not a recluse. I agree with Nod, this is a giant cellar spider, harmless... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194745.

Cool spiders. Dark fishing spider as Nod suggested. Rather chill, but quick if spooked.... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194733.

This is a female southern house spider, Kukulcania hibernalis. Totally harmless, they don't bite. They are a cribelate spider in their web is not sticky. They feather the silk they pull from spinneretes. That will tangle any prey insect. Sort of funny watching them pull silk, they look like they are scratching their butt. For sexual dimorphism, males look a lot different, often mistaken for brou... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194745.

I think it is a dark fishing spider...Dolomedes tenebrosus https://bugguide.net/node/view/285552... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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RobNTN commented on picture ID 194745.

Sorry, I should have added it was about 3 inches or more from end of leg to end of leg.... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194743.

I think this is a wolf spider..maybe in the genus Schizocosa https://bugguide.net/node/view/2237850/bgimage... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194692.

I think this is a male southern house spider. It has very long pedipaland holds them in the position shown in your photo. They can have a dark mark on their carapace which causes them to be mistaken for recluse spiders. https://bugguide.net/node/view/792614... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194696.

I think it is a black footed yellow sac spider https://bugguide.net/node/view/481982/bgimage... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194698.

This is a lovely picture of a female wolf spider hiding out with her egg sac...she may be in the genus Tigrosa... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194739.

Good stuff ... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Chopins11th commented on picture ID 194739.

Thank you. I did wonder about the markings on the abdomen. Our Black Widows often have markings and patterns before they mature and become completely black. Not so with Brown Recluse...Good. He got a trip out to my back yard where he can work on the bugs out there. Thanks again... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194741.

This looks like a wolf spider...it may be in the genus Trochosa.... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194739.

This is definitely not a brown recluse ...the recluse spiders found in America do not have any pattern on their abdomens...this looks like a harmless cellar spider. It might be a giant cellar spider ...Artema atlanta https://spiderid.com/spider/pholcidae/artema/atlanta/... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194735.

How lovely. I am fairly sure this is a little crab spider called Diaea dorsata.... https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/diaea-dorsata... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194731.

This looks very like a native house spider in the genus Eratigena https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1446402-Eratigena-atrica... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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Roger1999 commented on picture ID 194646.

thanks a lot... Discussion Thread

April 14, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194706.

A male wolf spider, likely tigrosa genus. Genus Tigrosa - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194714.

The venter looks to be a cross orb weaver. Species Araneus diadematus - Cross Spider - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194722.

A twin flagged jumping spider. cool find. Species Anasaitis canosa - Twinflagged Jumping Spider - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194716.

I meant to say here are 5 species inthe genus present in the UK... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 194632.

A new species addition to our site!... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 194704.

Homo pseudoarachnidus, a Web Slinger. Though it may seem creepy that it was close to your window, it is known to be a friendly neighborhood spiderman.... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 194694.

I read your bio, yay another guerilla gardener! I was just doing that before this. On the property of a religious nonprofit that doesn't care at all about the environment. My land is adjacent to their mess. They don't exactly like me. Yes, this weird orange shiny creature is a spider. I've found Woodlouse Hunters 3 times and each time is a bit startling. Yours is in its defensive post... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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e_girot12313 commented on picture ID 190107.

That, Im pretty sure, is a Banded Argiope, And im pretty sure it's a female... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194716.

This looks like a male giant house spider in the genus Eratigena...there are 5 species in the genus and they are pretty much identical unless examined with microscope https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/house-spider... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194718.

I think this could be a male nursery web spider Pisaura mirabilis https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/nursery-web-spider... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194720.

It's hard to be sure because it is curled up in its defensive position and I don't know what size it is. If it is tiny ...(around 4 to 7 mm) it could be a missing sector orb weaver...in the genus Zygiella...https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/142745938... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194710.

hi this is a wall crab spider also known as a flattie - it is in the genus Selenops - it has 7 legs because it has lost one of them. Spiders can regenerate lost legs so it may grow back if it molts https://bugguide.net/node/view/1640113 They are harmless to humans. There are some youtube videos of them hunting. They are quick and amazingly agile hunters, able to spin on a dime.... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194660.

I don't know but i am not convinced this is Trichonephila - i am with Dan's 1st call - that this is one of the widow spiders found in Africa - and a nice fat one at that - it is just that it is a blown up image so she looks larger than she is. The hinge to the right of the image looks massive. Compare her to the side views of brown widow spiders in the attached article - There are more than one wi... Discussion Thread

April 13, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194686.

Long legged sac spider. Species Cheiracanthium inclusum - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 12, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194680.

Hogna antelucana. Male. I had a few perche in my hand, maybe the largest covering my palm. Hogna carolinensis are known to get larger, I had a back yard full of those in Apple Valley Ca. Species Hogna antelucana - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 12, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194682.

Amblypygi. Tailless whip scorpion. Cool criiters, I used to play with them as a kid. Family Phrynidae - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 12, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194686.

I think this is a black footed yellow sac spider....because of the black colour on the ends of its legs...and it's long front legs....they can be quite dark....https://bugguide.net/node/view/2304804/bgimage... Discussion Thread

April 12, 2024
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Jakeness commented on picture ID 193334.

Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders).... Discussion Thread

April 12, 2024
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Jakeness commented on picture ID 193105.

Definitely something in that Family. Do you happen to have a range map of K.hibernalis? Does it extend into those areas of Mexico?... Discussion Thread

April 12, 2024
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Jakeness commented on picture ID 193105.

Definitely Family Filistatidae. I'd be cautious trying to name at Species level without resources from biologists in this area in Mexico. Even then, most of the time, species level Identification, or sometimes even genus can vary in ways that can only be confirmed miscroscopically.... Discussion Thread

April 12, 2024
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Jakeness commented on picture ID 193485.

Family Selenopidae... Discussion Thread

April 12, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194650.

I am not very familiar with mediteranian spiders. so not always in the ball park.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194660.

Yes, I thought it a bit odd. I stand corrected. thanks.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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Starfell commented on picture ID 194680.

Wolf spider seems accurate... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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MoeTrashPanda commented on picture ID 194664.

Oh yes it's great!!! ฅ՞•ﻌ•՞ฅ Sad to hear about your bookmark collection =[... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 194664.

The Idaho Fish and Game website info is excellent. I added it to my bookmarked reference sites. I lost my collection of bookmarked sites when my iPad died and it took my Apple password to the recycling facility with it. The Google cloud storage is more accessible for recovering an account than Apple Cloud.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 194660.

https://www.galerie-insecte.org/galerie/Trichonephila_fenestrata.html Trichonephila fenestrata? It has the combo orb & mesh web. Note the shape of the abdomen in this lateral image.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194648.

Yes I don't think it is possible to tell. The body looks like it could be a female as males are usually narrower. However it could also be a well fed male....the ends of a female sac spider's pedipalps can be very black and can be bent at the end ...which would look like a big male palp when the photo isn't clear.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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Kinger22 commented on picture ID 194650.

I think you could be right here. The jet black colour seems to be convincing to that statement. I am also in the Mediterranean.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194650.

I think you are right that it is in the genus Steatoda ...but I think it is likely to be a Mediterranean false widow...Steatoda paykulliana.....https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/97635422... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194670.

This is likely Steadoda nobilis. The noble false widow. They are a fairly recent import from Europe. And they are harmless... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194664.

Yes I agree.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194676.

It is actually a black widow...juvenile black widows start out quite colourful. They lose the colour gradually as they mature...each molt they get darker and more monotone. I don't know which of them it is though. Southern and Western black widows are present in Texas... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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Aaron625 commented on picture ID 194676.

And every picture I see resembling this one is coming from an exterminators website which makes me feel like theyre misidentifying a more common spider as a black widow intentionally.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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MoeTrashPanda commented on picture ID 194664.

Update! I believe this is a Triangulate Cobweb spider (Steatoda Triangulosa). I was going down the list and googling some spiders that had similar descriptions from Idaho Fish and Game's website: https://idfg.idaho.gov/species/taxa/order/Animalia/Arthropoda/Arachnida/Araneae... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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MoeTrashPanda commented on picture ID 194668.

Cute jumping spider! Probably a Bold Jumper or Regal Jumper (Phidippus Audax or Phidippus Regius)... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194620.

Don't feel silly at all. I only got interested in spiders a few years ago...when I was trying to identify a cobweb spider i found... I was the exact same as you. I assumed a spider's size included the legs. Who knew. :-)... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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retroPedipalp commented on picture ID 194620.

aaaaah, that makes way more sense! i feel a bit silly now, haha... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194646.

Looks like one of your huntsman spiders. very harmless.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194644.

A jumping spider. Likely a bold jumper. Species Phidippus audax - Bold Jumper - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194662.

Yes, one of the Schizocosa species. Species Schizocosa mccooki - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194660.

One of your widow spiders, you probably know them as button or cupboard spiders.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194658.

This is a nursery web spider. cool. Species Pisaurina mira - Nursery Web Spider - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194650.

A triangulate cobweb spider in the Steatoda genus. One of the false widows. Species Steatoda triangulosa - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194652.

This one is the dark fishing spider. Species Dolomedes tenebrosus - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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Oddlemonade commented on picture ID 194533.

Yes, that seems to be the case, thank you very much !... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194648.

Possible. Very hard to see in the vacuum.... Discussion Thread

April 11, 2024
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fossilizedant67 commented on picture ID 194648.

Doesnt it look as though it has large pedipalps? Unless you’re seeing something I’m not. Since on second look it appears as though they’re quite large to be female?... Discussion Thread

April 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 194648.

I would say female.... Discussion Thread

April 10, 2024
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Roger1999 commented on picture ID 194646.

its length is 2~3cm... Discussion Thread

April 10, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194630.

I think this is a tiny spiderling...maybe ...because its legs are so pale.....because it has faint triangular markings I am going to guess that it could be a baby Steatoda triangulosa?....but that is really a total guess https://bugguide.net/node/view/241015/bgimage... Discussion Thread

April 10, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194636.

This is a little crab spider in the family Thomisidae...I think it is in the genus Xysticus... Discussion Thread

April 10, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194642.

Not sure. But my guess would be that this is a female European nursery web spider...Pisaura mirabilis... https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/18552019 This one will give you an idea of the size of P. mirabilis...so you can see if it fits your spider https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/164658943... Discussion Thread

April 10, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194638.

I think this is one of the spitting spiders...they love hanging out in bathrooms. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitting_spider... Discussion Thread

April 10, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 194640.

This is not a spider but is instead an insect. I think it is a seed bug....apparently they stink as badly as stink bugs if they are squashed...https://cals.cornell.edu/new-york-state-integrated-pest-management/outreach-education/whats-bugging-you/western-conifer-seed-bug... Discussion Thread

April 10, 2024